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Jang Mo Jib – Vancouver, Robson

August 19th, 2010 · No Comments

This place is busy and popular with the Korean crowd particularly after 7pm so either arrive early or make a reservation. It is nothing special inside with simple chairs and tables but the service is fast and the food is good. This is a busy place as demonstrated by the lady pile of korean side […]

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Tags: Asian · Korean · Vancouver

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, West Vancouver, BC

July 26th, 2010 · No Comments

I keep hearing about this place – from friends from the East Coast, from magazine articles, – and I couldn’t believe it, but one actually opened here in Vancouver! We were out with S and F, for a morning hike in Lynn Canyon Park, and F was getting seriously hungry. Serious hunger? Five Guys it […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Fast Food · Favorites · Kid-friendly · Vancouver

Babylon Cafe – Vancouver, BC

July 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Whether it’s Elgin street in Ottawa, Avenue des Pins/St-Laurent in Montreal, or Blowers at Grafton (Pizza Corner) in Halifax, I’ve had a few shawarmas and donairs in my time. And Babylon Cafe in Vancouver on Robson Street should be proud for producing one of the best. We’ve been here many times – the Pacific Centre […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Middle-Eastern Food · Vancouver

Glowbal – Vancouver, BC

July 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Friday night – M is in town – and he wants to go where the ‘beautiful’ people are. Yaletown it is then. I call J to ask him (he works in Yaletown) where is a good patio to search out on a Friday night – he suggests Glowbal and so on we go. The very […]

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Tags: cocktails · Vancouver · Western Food

Vij's Rangoli – Vancouver, BC

July 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Sunday night – out with M (in town for the weekend from Toronto) – he ran the half-marathon Sunday am, and he’s veg, so he needs some serious veg calories tonight. South Asian cuisine always has great veg food, so we’re off to Rangoli. We’ve enjoyed the deliciousness that Vij’s is before – and Rangoli […]

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Tags: Indian · Vancouver

Floata Seafood Restaurant – Vancouver, BC

June 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Saturday am – out for Dim Sum – let’s try a new place. A has been here before and she likes how it has convenient parking in a parkade ($1) and is right across the street from Sun Yat Sen gardens. Inside, this place is cavernous – you could have a wedding for 500 here; […]

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Tags: Asian · Chinese · Kid-friendly · Vancouver

Chill Winston – Vancouver, BC

June 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Saturday night, out with J & J – an urban couple with no kids so it’s time to go somewhere that is more ‘cool’ than ‘chucky cheese’. We haven’t knocked our heads together ahead of time to get a reservation, but it’s early and we figure that Chill Winston has a great location, a cool […]

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Tags: cocktails · Vancouver · Western Food

Yew Restaurant – Four Seasons Hotel – Vancouver

March 17th, 2010 · No Comments

With soaring 40-foot ceilings and surrounded by warm wood, this is a surprisingly warm and airy room. There is a private dining area for 10 enclosed by glass in the middle of the room. In addition, the communal dining table which is a beautiful long wood table right by the fireplace, is a good option […]

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Tags: Special Occasion · Vancouver · Western Food

Sala Thai – Vancouver, South Cambie

March 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

This is a convenient place if you are in the Cambie area with decent Thai food. We tried the green papaya salad, beef red curry and the seafood with chili oil and basil served on a sizzling plate (#44). It was tasty but average food. The service was reasonably fast. The decor is nothing special […]

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Tags: Asian · Kid-friendly · Thai · Vancouver

Dae Bak Bon Ga – Vancouver

February 10th, 2010 · No Comments

This Korean restaurant on Robson Street located above the main street level would be easy to pass by. However, people in the know, think this is a pretty good Korean place. When you walk into the restaurant, despite the fan hoods above the tables, there is still a bit of smoky bbq hanging in the […]

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Tags: Asian · Inexpensive · Kid-friendly · Vancouver